As we emphasize, cannabis has a special characteristic where it is like the F-1 of the plant world (it can photosynthesize several times faster than most other plants). Therefore, generally, cannabis cultivation can accommodate an EC of about 3.0-4.0. If it’s a specially formulated high-quality fertilizer for professionals like King Whale, cannabis plants can handle a higher EC. But… not all F-1 cars have the same speed. The fastest one is akin to a cannabis strain that can take more fertilizer and produce more Cannabinoids (THC, CBD, Terpenes) than usual, resembling a race car that crosses the finish line first. However… you will need to increase the fertilizer concentration more than before, which can boost up to an EC of 4.5 during the 5-6 weeks of the flowering stage.
From the testing and experiences of us, it can be directly answered that even though we may not be experts in cultivation, if we have a good strain and a conducive environment allowing the plant to tolerate high EC, the cannabis plant will consequently have a higher THC content as well.Further explanation on the internet drama.
EC 1.8-2.2 will yield a maximum THC of 15-19%.
EC 2.7-3.2 will yield a maximum THC of 20-27%.
EC 3.5-4.5 will yield a THC of 30%+.
This means that if you grow at an EC of 3.5 but the cannabis plant has a low THC content, it indicates that the particular plant may have a higher terpene content or a more intense flower flavor, depending on that specific strain.
30% Zone (Potential). If everything reaches but the fertilizer doesn’t, then it could cause a bottleneck. That’s my meaning. The image is not about increasing EC to get higher THC.
My idea is that the strains with the potential to achieve close to 30% or more of oils (THC, Terpenes) (not every plant will be able to do this, not every grow room will be able to do this, everything has to be ready).
To have a plant with high essential compounds and ensure it receives adequate nutrition without any deficiency during the flowering phase, it’s common to use an EC (Electrical Conductivity) level of 3-4 with the current available fertilizers. If less is used, there will be a deficiency, though this will not be the case with regular strains.
+If grown with a low EC, both the aroma and oil concentration significantly decrease, which is clearly noticeable.
+Growing with a high EC results in the opposite effect, with a noticeable increase in both aroma and oil concentration. I’ve tried various methods and the results consistently align with this observation.
+If a strain is in the 20% zone, using a high EC doesn’t make a difference (it’s like a not-so-powerful car, no matter how you modify it, it won’t go faster).
The aroma, flower consistency, and intoxicating effect depend on the ratio of terpenes to THC in the flower, which is a matter of strain.
In summary, for a plant in the 30% zone, if all factors are met but the fertilizer isn’t adequate, it can create a bottleneck. That’s my meaning. It’s not about increasing EC to get higher THC.
And don’t judge based on the general experience with AB fertilizers or organic solutions, as they are not the same. If you want to try EC 3.0+ [Electrical Conductivity], you can try King Whale (or a fertilizer of the same grade). (100% money-back guarantee if not satisfied) Then you’ll see the clear difference.
Warning: You cannot use general AB fertilizers for high EC cultivation, as it will definitely cause the plant leaves to burn.
Interview with STICK MAN, an EC 4.5 Cultivator
Hello, which region are you a grower in? Have you been cultivating cannabis for a long time?STICK MAN: I’m from Surat Thani. I have been actually cultivating for almost a year, but I have been studying it for a considerable time now.
How did you come to know about King Whale fertilizer?STICK MAN: I had seen Wicca pass by before, but I just saw KING WHALE launching new products, so I wanted to give it a try. It significantly reduces the cost; the fertilizer is cheap compared to foreign fertilizers.
How many plants are you currently growing? What system are you using? How are the temperature and humidity levels?STICK MAN: I planted a total of one tray, nearing harvest now, with 4 plants. I grew them indoors in a room without using CO2. The temperature during the lights-on period is 22-24 degrees Celsius with a humidity of 50%. During the lights-off period, the temperature is 20 degrees Celsius with a humidity of 45-50%. And this is also my first indoor cycle.
What materials are you using for cultivation? How many gallons is the pot? What techniques are you employing in your cultivation?STICK MAN: I use a mixture of 90% Coco and 10% Perlite, planted in 5-gallon pots. I only use the SCROG (Screen of Green) technique.
How has your experience been since using King Whale? Are there any differences compared to other fertilizers?STICK MAN: Before this, I was using another Thai fertilizer with an EC of 2.5, but it caused burns. The difference here is that the pH is very stable.
How many days per week do you apply King Whale fertilizer?STICK MAN: I water with fertilizer for 5 days and then use plain water for 2 days.
Have you encountered any problems with the cannabis plants since using it?STICK MAN: Not at all. The plants grow well, very quickly. They are very green and healthy. I haven’t encountered any problems at all, from the beginning to the end. I have recommended the fertilizer to about 4-6 people already, and everyone says it’s equally good.
Lastly, I’d like to ask why were you brave enough to grow at EC 4.5? Weren’t you afraid that the cannabis plants would die?STICK MAN: At first, I didn’t think they would survive, I just wanted to try it out casually. If it failed, I was prepared to discard them. But in the end, I achieved extremely high yields, with dense and firm buds.
Strain: Dirty Sugah | Breeder: Beleaf Genetics | Genetics (Lineage): Chimera 1 x Dip n Stix
Period: Flowering Week 6-8 | Nutrients: KING WHALE | Grower: Stick Man
Feeding schedule by STICK MAN
|Grams per 1 liter of water
|Flowering stage weeks 1 – 4
|Flowering stage from week 5 onwards
|4.5 – 4.7
Results of using KING WHALE EC 4.5 during the flowering stage week 6
UPDATE Flowering stage week 8
This is just a part of using KING WHALE. There are many other KING WHALE users who have had satisfactory results. Thank you STICK MAN for being a part of sharing your experience using KING WHALE fertilizer with us.
King Whale Feeding Chart EC 4.0
If EC 4.5 is too high, it can be replaced with King Whale formula EC 4.0 during flowering period. Large Buds, Dense Trichomes, Higher Terpenes.
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